AUM Architects reimagine the glamorous role of tiles in a Mumbai retail store
JAN 18, 2024 | By Maheshwari Vickyraj
Imagine being swept away into the pulsating heart of Mumbai, where a lavish storefront of 6,800 sq ft waits to embrace you—a haven for those smitten with the allure of tiles and the artistry of interior design. Step inside, and you’ll find yourself navigating through an immersive layout that feels like a personalised maze. A design aficionado’s dream come true, crafted by Manish Dikshit of AUM Architects alongside Sonali Pandit, Nachiket Borawake and Rhea Mali.
It all started with the idea for a showroom that goes beyond mere square footage; a concept that would take visitors on an adventure and be a poetic tribute to the design process’s ability to change lives, and a celebration of the enduring charm of high-end tiles.
A realm of limitless imagination
Step into this showroom, and your imagination will reign supreme. The careful orchestration and artistry are woven into every corner of this space, and it echoes a commitment to unveiling the boundless versatility of tiles. As you wander through the intricately designed labyrinth, you encounter a succession of spellbinding scenes, each a magnificent tribute to the limitless potential of tiles in shaping interior design.
The living room showcase, serves as a testament to the ingenious fusion of tiles into everyday living spaces. Shutter panels adorned with tiles seamlessly blend into the surrounding decor, crafting an atmosphere of refined harmony. It’s a magical spectacle that dispels any reservations about the compatibility of tiles with contemporary, high-end interiors.
A resplendent centrepiece stands in the kitchen, showcasing a storage unit entirely crafted from tiles. This innovative display not only highlights the exceptional durability of these materials but also introduces an element of sophisticated luxury to a typically overlooked area of the home. The juxtaposition of sleek, modern cabinetry against the intricate textures of the tiles speaks volumes about the design team’s unparalleled creativity.
A gracefully curved staircase, adorned with meticulously bent tiles, unfolds as a visual symphony of fluidity and grace. This installation transcends the conventional boundaries of tile application, showcasing their seamless adaptability to even the most challenging architectural features. The result is a breathtaking fusion of form and function, where aesthetics seamlessly meet engineering excellence.
Tiles of diverse textures and finishes replace entire surfaces, presenting a captivating array of possibilities. From the understated elegance of matte finishes to the opulent allure of polished tiles, each exhibit serves as a testament to the limitless design choices available to discerning clients. In every nook of this extraordinary space, you are invited to witness the union of artistry and innovation as tiles transcend their utilitarian origins to emerge as masterpieces in their own right. The showroom stands as a beacon of inspiration, urging us all to reimagine the role of tiles in the grand tapestry of interior design.